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working on his own music. it's wonderful. look forward to a performance at 9:45 from ryan. we want to go to gwen talbart. she's in the weather center keeping her eye on all things weather related. showers scooted out, gwen? >> they have, i'm happy to say. we have dry conditions for your afternoon, which is great news. let's take a look at our radar and we'll show you exactly what we're referring to, because we had light rain across most of the area this morning. and now it's all out of the way. just a few clouds that will be lingering through today. and that meansmore clouds than sun. 53degrees this hour for reagan. 51 at bwi. 48 at dulles. we've got 50 degrees at quantico. today's high is 58 degrees. about 3 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. but still, some 17 to 18 degrees below the seasonal average. a bit on the cooler side.
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tonight, 49 degrees. mostly cloudy. we have fog that will develop overnight as well. we have a big warmup that will start with tomorrow and we'll be leaving the 50s behind of all of you that had to turn the heat up this morning, you'll have a little bit of change in the next few days. details later. back to you. thank you, gwen. we continue to stay on top of breaking news concerning train travel in our area and points north. >> amtrak still has service suspended from washington, d.c. to wilmington, delaware, due to power lines down on the tracks in northeast maryland. fox5's melanie alnwick is live at union station with the passenger fallout. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. it looks like this is going to cause quite a disruption along the northeast corridor. we don't know exactly how long the outage has been going on. the first tweet sent out by amtrak was at 4:30 this morning. we're trying to find out when the power lines came down
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that's essentially shut down service between washington and wilmington. here's what's happened now, any southbound trains on the northeast regional or the acela heading south from boston and other points north, the northeast regional is going to philadelphia, it will either let off passengers or turn around and go back. acela is going to wilmington and passengers will have to get off there and turn around. the passengers that were supposed to come to washington basically are having to figure out whether they're going to get to washington today. amtrak not providing alternate transportation. northbound trains be anybody leaving this area trying to head north, no amtrak trains at this point. northeast regional or acela, traveling north of washington now. we know crews are working on trying to get the wires repaired. amtrak says because it is a busy morning, busy rush hour, that hundreds and hundreds of passengers are being impacted
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by the cancellations and delays. trains heading south to washington not arriving, those passengers stuck in wilmington or philadelphia. travelers hoping to take acela to new york, taking buses or choosing to wait it out. >> rushing to get here and it was delayed. >> they've been upfront with us. as soon as we walked in, the gentleman explained to us and gave us options. we canceled our tickets and then we thought about taking a bus. >> the train station at home outside of boston. we have to get there at some point. >> reporter: so a lot of the passengers that we are encountering now basically are saying they're going to choose to wait it out. the last couple we talked to said they bought the bus tickets, but someone at the amtrak service counter told them there would be a train
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leaving at -- [ no audio] >> we lost that satellite, obviously. we'll update you on what we find out from amtrak as the morning goes along and through the day, you can go to myfoxdc.com for the latest. around 8:45, former penn state coach jerry sandusky made his way to the pennsylvania courthouse exiting a police car. he can be seen handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit. a pennsylvania judge will hand him his fate this morning, and it's expected he will spend the rest of his life in jail. >> he was charged with 45 counts of sexual abuse in june. sarah simmons has more. >> that sentencing hearing should be underway right now. he'll do something he never did in his trial, speak and try to prove his innocence. this is where the judge will determine if sandusky qualified as a violent sexual predator.
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the judge will later from victims and sandusky himself before deciding his prison sentence. sandusky was convicted in june of molesting 10 boys over 15 years. his lawyers say their client will maintain his innocence during his statement before the judge. during the trial, prosecutors said the former football coach and founder of the second mile charity used his fame in the community to attract victims. yesterday sandusky spoke to a penn state radio station. he said he's been wrongfully convicted and he hopes some good will come out of all of this. >> maybe it will help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be. that would be nice, but i'm not sure about it. i would cherish the opportunity to become a candle for others, as they have been a light for me. they can take away my life, make me out as a monster, treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not
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do these alleged disgusting acts. >> sandusky only refers to his victims as accusers and claims he lost because of speculation and dishonesty. prosecutors say as many as half a dozen of his victims will speak at today's hearing. legal experts say it's likely the 68-year-old will spend the rest of his life behind bars. you can hear his statements on myfoxdc.com, click under web links. we'll be watching. >> sure will. thank you so much. all right. coming up at 9:30, paul butler will join us live instudio with more insight into the sentencing. another story we're keeping a close eye on, fear grows as the number of cases in the meningitis outbreak continues to rise. latest numbers show nine people have died. it's now nine people have died. with the total number of cases
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at 105. health officials in maryland confirm two more cases there for a total of five cases. the cdc say it's possible as many as 13,000 people are at risk. this meningitis could take up to four weeks before people notice symptoms. now to the race for the white house, latest polls show mitt romney with an edge over president obama. a new pew research center poll has mney leading 49 to 45% among likely voters. the candidates are even among registered voters. in virginia yesterday, rom targeted the president on foreign affairs. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words aren't backed up by deeds. >> other polls released monday show mitt romney has closed the gap. politico has the president's lead down to 1%, while gallup and rasmussen have the race
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tied. this morning president obama leaves california for campaign events in ohio. the first lady will be in virginia. she'll speak at an event in loudoun county rallying as many people as possible to register to vote. the deadline in virginia is october 15th. people living in the district, today is the last day to register by mail. applications are available online and at libraries and fire houses and police stations throughout the city. however, if you miss today's mail deadline, voters can still register in person at early voting centers day at their polling place. well, both the nats and orioles are two wins away from moving on to the next round of the playoffs. skins' fans get to know the backup. >> yeah. >> dave ross is back with your sports headlines. >> are you ready? playoff basebal tomorrow in washington, d.c. >> going to be a good day. >> beautiful day, 1:00. get out there.
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i can't wait. going to be exciting. okay, yesterday not so good in st. louis. but they are the defending world champions. they're pretty good, too, right? >> we split. >> that was the key. wanted to get at least one out of two in st. louis. did that. if it goes five, that fifth game ll be here in d.c. back to yesterday, not going to dwell on it too much, but it wasn't pretty. jordan zimmerman had day he'd like to forget. only 3 innings. four runs came in the 2nd inning here. nats tried to chip away. this is adam laroche after zimmerman had gone yard. back to back jack. thought maybe there was a chance until, one of the best catches that you'll see in playoff baseball. look what he does. into the wall. i mean, no regard for human life. just throws his body in there and take one more look, espinoza can't believe it. easily a double, if not a
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triple. the cards get that win, 12-4. how about the orioles last night up in baltimore charm city? chris davis, and that's a hit to right field. two runs score. the o's get a big win, 3-2 over the yanks. that series goes back to new york tomorrow night. game three, 8:00. all tied up at one. last three games will be played in the bronx. been talking about rg3 the last two days. we've seen the hit. when he got knocked out, this guy came in, cousins. his fourth nfl pass ever was a beauty. 77yards to moss. he was gone. the redskins had a 4th quarter lead. but cousins, he's a rookie, threw two later interceptions. you're seeing one of them here. the skins lose 24-17. i caught up with cousins yesterday in the locker room and asked him about the two picks and how he would assess his own play.
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>> i would call them two critical errors. besides those two plays, obviously it was, beyond that it was good football. but those two critical errors are what quarterbacks get killed on. you have to avoid those. i will learn from those and be a much better quarterback after going through that yesterday. >> he's a very confident youngster. if rg3 can't pass the concussion test, kirk cousins could get his first start, or rex grossman. we all want rg3. but if robert can go, those are the backups. >> i like kirk cousins. those two interceptions were, you know, bad. >> right. still 111 yards and five of nine. except for the picks -- >> he was good in preseason. >> another smart kid. he drafted two smart -- they drafted two smart kids in rg3
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and cousins. coming up, jumping the aisle. up next, he was a democrat working in the clinton administration. find out why this african- american switched parties in the age of obama. >> plus, after more than three decades together, a hollywood couple calling it quits. find out who this couple is later. >> first, from kansas to emerald city, to d.c. and now london, dorothy's ruby slippers are taking a vacation. the shoes will leave the smithsonian this morning for their first international trip. they'll be on display along side dorothy's blue and white dress in london. this will be the first time the shoes and the dress have been together since the movie was filmed. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow ♪ 
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the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. oliver mcgee was a deputy
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assistant secretary of transportation under the clinton administration. but he found himself jumping the aisle to the republican party. why would he make that choice as the country was on the cusp of electing the first back president? that's the subject of his new book. i recently talked with him about his book and why he changed parties. >> thank you for joining us. it is a fascinating book. i want to set the stage here, because you were in the clinton white house. you were a true democrat through and through. would that be fair to say? >> yeah. and come from a family that definitely believes in the democratic party. family and diversity and civil rights. my mama said, you are a democrat through and through. how did you get off the reservation? [ laughter ] >> well, tell us how you got
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off the reservation. it was a process, obviously. wasn't one thing. tell me a little bit about that process. >> i think like most voters, we are continually being educated. especially if you're paying attention to the dynamic issues we have today, you're examining yourself, because i believe voting today is a head and heart type of process. in 2008 i think most african- americans were really looking at the head, but also at the heart. >> because of the historic nature of the election and all of that. >> history is an emotional heart thing. this was a moment, and this was where my mom truly was. she said, this is the first time that i could ever, ever dream in my life voting for the first black president. i went to work in chicago, and i was also in the clinton
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administration. first of all, bill clinton, i worked for rodney slater as well, they say remember those who brung you. when hillary was running, i said this is an opportunity i thought to be loyal to the clintons. but at the same time, i was looking at a different form of history, gender history. the first woman president. and i'm a man. i was really gratified by looking at that possibility. so i was really supporting hillary clinton. and then the emergence of barack obama came through, and that was a surprise to some of us. >> sure. >> we were watching that campaign with interest. but at the same time, loyal to hillary clinton. and then when they came together and you saw them in the primary debates, and you start thinking, wow, this is a great ticket, when the ticket wasn't united, some of us didn't know where to go. when the party started to shift towards the left, some of us
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went right. the title i examined what i learned in chicago, smaller government, lower taxes, and looking at competition and competitiveness and capital and technology formulations and particularly since i'm a technologies, it made sense. >> you've had affiliations with many, many schools over a long period of time. i want to focus on this hillary clinton thing, if i can for a moment. because you make it clear that as you say, when that ticket wasn't united, when obama did not select clinton to be his running mate, that really kind of did it for you. would it be fair to say that was the final straw, if you want to put it that way? >> yeah. i was looking at how we were going to test the value of diversity in the white house. that was a unique opportunity. when you look at the tenets of the democratic party and minorities and women, i thought
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that was a perfect opportunity. when we couldn't come together on that, i was confused. >> why wasn't the fact that you had barack obama, the first african-american nominee of a major party for president, why didn't that take precedence? >> when i was trying to make the choices of what i wanted to do for my own vote, i wanted to go with what i knew, not what i could try to formulate as quickly. because my book is really about independently finding your choice, studying the issues, and really trying to make your own independent choice in your vote. >> are you disappointed in the obama presidency? >> i'm not disappointed in any presidency, because i think the institution of the presidency is an extraordinarily wonderful institution that we can all be proud of. and i think the obama era is protecting that institution of that presidency. so it's hard to be disappointed about the institution of the presidency. are there things that i see
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that are wanting? particularly in economic policy, want and demand side the era is taking, or energy policy or industrial policy and the role of government in industrial policy? those are the things that i'm discussing in a very rich way in the book. >> i encourage people to pick up the book. >> we actually talked further just because there was a lot to cover. if you want to know more about oliver mcgee, my interview continues online at myfoxdc.com. how popular soda makers are making it easier for you to count calories. >> plus, it's a fall staple, but before you pick apples, know why you could be paying a lot more. let's check in with holly. >> reporter: my transformation
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is complete. we are live this morning at six flags america, where they are ready for fright fest, 2012. it's me and my new best undead friends. we're inviting you to the dead man bash. join us, if you dare. live later on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. 
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a popular energy drink is trying to keep up with the competition. red bull will soon have new flavors that include cranberry, lime and blueberry. the so-called red bull editions will hit shelves in march. researchers project the energy drink industry to expand by 86% in the next five years. there's our next business to go into. >> i'm nervous to take any of those. i know people do. >> i don't drink them. i'll invest in them. let other people drink them. is that hypocritical? >> a little. calories count, that's the
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message from several soda companies. >> coke, pepsi, dr. pepper and other beverage makers will display calories on the product's button. also signs to motivate consumers to buy lower calorie projects. the new machines will launch next year in a few places, with plans to expand. apple pie, applesauce, apple bread, whatever. apple butter. okay. the list goes on and on of course. but this year you'll have to pay more to take advantage of the fruit while it's in season. expect to pay nearly double for individual apples, 20% more for juices. farmers say this is the smallest crop since 1986. >> too bad. super sonic sky diver. how high one man plans to get today in terms of into the
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atmosphere. could be a different story. >> first, jerry sandusky is in court this minute, waiting to learn his fate. after the break, paul butler will talk about what he is likely to get and if the punishment fits the crime. the 9:26. we'll be right back.  
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felix baumgartner will try to break the record for highest sky dive today. he'll be leaping from a 55 story balloon, nearly 23 miles above earth's surface. he'll plummet in a free fall that would make him the first sky diver to break the sound barrier. he's launching from new mexico. we're told it's windy now. it should be going right about now. we'll see. >> i can't to report -- i hope he does it successfully. >> safely. >> quite the feat.
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>> gotten rid of the rain and left with more clouds than sun. going to begin with a look at our weather headlines. showers have ended, thank goodness. it really affected the morning commute today. but i don't have a lot of sun to talk about today either. more clouds than sun in the forecast for today. there is a warmup ahead, as well as a return to sunny skies. i'm happy to say that you will get to enjoy it. let's take a look now at temperatures across the area and show you where things are and how warm and how cool it is a little bit out there. had a nippy start to the day. 51 at baltimore. 53 at d.c. 48 frederick this hour. 50 at dulles. 46degrees at martinsburg. dry conditions now, this was filled in with rainfall earlier this morning. now mother nature has dealt us dry conditions after affecting the morning commute. we are doing so much better.
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back to our weather maps, had early morning showers, now out of the way. left with mostly cloudy skies. as we move through into wednesday, even more improvement, ridge of high pressure will build in. more sunshine and temperatures are going to jump from the 50s to the 70s. a huge jump considering temperatures into today at 58 degrees are some 16 to 18 degrees cooler than they should be. mostly cloudy today, with a high of 58. tonight, patchy fog in the overnight hours, about 49 degrees. accu weather seven-day forecast, warming up to 70 degrees tomorrow. a lot more sunshine. the skies get even brighter for your thursday, though closer to the mid-60s. temperatures hang round in the 60s and the weekend, 74 degrees. finally getting the warmup and back to sunshine. allison? thank you so much.
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today we expect to hear what's going on in a pennsylvania cotroom as sentencing is underway for tomorrow penn state coach and convicted child sex abuser jerry sandusky. joining us to talk about it is former federal prosecutor paul butler who is now a law professor at georgetown law school. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> we've all heard that audio of jerry sandusky speaking with the college radio station. were you surprised to hear he called in and made a statement like that? >> you know, it was a little surprising. but he's done things like this before. he gave that weird interview with bob costas shortly before the trial. this is consistent. from a defense perspective, it's a horrible move. i think he added a good 10 to 20 years to his sentence, because he's blaming these people. what judges want to hear in a sentencing hearing is remorse. i was convicted, the process was fair, now i'm going to do my time. that might reduce the sentence.
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but this is not -- making it worse for him. >> the tone of it, basically saying i was wrongfully convicted of these disgusting acts, i think he said disgusting. he's also expected to speak today. might we hear more of the same or do you think perhaps the lawyers have said, might want to change up the conversation a little bit in court today? >> you know, the judge made it clear that the sentencing phase is not a time to relitigate the case. if he wants to make an appeal be he can do that in a court of law. but this is a time to really express remorse for what he did. i don't expect that from him. but he's not going to be allowed to say there was some grand conspiracy between 10 victims and the media and penn state and everybody else. >> what can we expect today? did i read correctly, that the minimum for this might be just two years? >> ten years is the minimum mandatory. the judge has tremendous range. he can go up to 400 years. shows you how much power judges have, between 10 and 400.
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going to be a very emotional proceeding. victim impact statements, we can expect sorrow, anger, tears. going to be heart wrenching. >> i know you can't be inside the judge's head, but how might he rule or what might the thinking be? >> he wants to give a sentence that expresses what the crime meant, what it did, how it devestated the lives of these victims. in effect, mr. sandusky is 68 years old, so anything 20, 25 years will be a life sentence. 400 years, that's possible. that would be, you know, kind of a show boaty thing to do. which this judge hasn't seemed like. he's been very fair and thoughtful throughout the process. i think something above 25 years. but i'm not expecting the top range.
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>> how much does it matter where he will serve his time? do you expect him to go to a federal or state prison? what's the difference? >> it matters a lot to mr. sandusky. interestingly, that's out of the judge's control. he'll go to a state prison, and the department of corrections decides that. they look at how much a danger he is to other inmates. whether other inmates are a danger to him. classically, people who prey on children are preyed on themselves in prison. so some kind of protective confinement might be possible. mr.sandusky has said he wants to be in the general population. that's where he's been awaiting trial. that's out of the judge's control. that's up to the department of corrections. >> you mentioned sort of what we all hear and what has been reported to be true, is behind prison bars with convicted child molesters. interesting also, though, is the football aspect. a lot of these guys watch
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football. it's a release, and penn state is a power house football team. might that also come into play? >> what's important is really mr.-- from that perspective, is mr. sansky's safety. so, you know, there are child molesters in prison who are in the general population. it depends on the notoriety of the crime in part. there was such overwhelming evidence in this case, with 10 victims and just, you know, so much evidence that it's hard to believe that mr. sandusky won't be in trouble if he's in the general population. >> professor paul butler, friend of the show, and a law professor now at georgetown law. thanks so much, paul. >> always a pleasure. >> we will see you after the break. when i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay...
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? 9:40. a split that has shocked many. danny devito and rea pearlman are going their separate ways.
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they've been married 30 years and have three grown children. it's unclear why they're separating. sorry to hear that. >> me, too. ben aflack gives his kids a lesson in manners after hitting a parked car. >> he was out with his family saturday when he sideswiped a car and knocked the mirror off. he left a note on the car for the owner. it read, hi, knocked off the mirror of your car. very sorry. will cover everything. ben. >> who took the picture? >> maybe one of his kids. >> or jennifer garner. >> little kids can write thesis on computers now. >> what you'll find at this
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year's fright fest. that's head. >> and slide on over, justin bieber. there's a new teen sensation on the web. meet ryan beatty coming up. are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99. infringement on our lives.s like such an... how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again.
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an update on the breaking news we brought you earlier. amtrak has reopened one track. crews are working to restore full service. delays are expected to continue. this morning we are learning all about fright fest. that's the halloween themed event taking place this month at six flags. >> holly is there now, looking frightfully cute, may i say. what's going on?
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>> reporter: my transformation is complete. i am ready to be a part of the dead man's party. fright fest 2013 is fun for the whole family. one of the major attractions here, all the monstertainment. that's where david manger comes in. >> we have lots of entertainment. the entertainment after 6 # p.m. is some of the scariest. start it's off with the awakening at 6:15. we transform the park. do not take that lightly. it becomes scary and creepy. we have the stunt show, the savage. it's awesome. has amazing choreography. we have choreography in our dead man's party, which you've been learning this morning, haven't you? >> reporter: i don't know if i've gotten the part. we'll see. >> people watch fox and see "glee" and so you think you can
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dance. they'll be dancing and singing this morning. are you ready? >> reporter: i am ready. when we talk about this cast, when do the auditions happen for real? >> about two months ago. three-week rehearsal. >> reporter: they come together quickly. >> they do. >> reporter: high quality shows. >> they are high quality shows and from around the u.s., takes about three weeks and they're professionals. >> reporter: how long do the shows last? >> about 15 to 20 minutes. >> reporter: that's good. you can regain your composure. >> go see our new attractions. >> reporter: and go back out. david, thank you. anthony and you two lovely ghouls come over here. tell me about it. >> it's a show where we dance with the guests and we dance and sing for y'all as a big number, too. >> reporter: i heard david say y'all. professionals, whatever. let's see if i can hold my own. can we walk through it a
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second? >> we can. >> reporter: what are we learning? >> thriller. >> reporter: you know this at home. or refresh your memory. >> start with walking, five, six, seven, eight. switch on five, six, seven, eight. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. and one, two, three, swim and one, two, three, four. >> reporter: quick here. little hop. snap. >> five, six, seven, eight. head roll. >> reporter: oh, roll, okay. >> head roll. >> reporter: for undead people, you've got pretty good moves. >> now claws. turn around, five, six. >> reporter: slowly. >> and thriller move. >> reporter: oh, the thriller part. >> five, six, seven and eight. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight. now claws. >> reporter: oh, turn around. >> pose. >> reporter: okay. let's see if we can do it with music now. shall we? hit it.
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♪ dance, dance, dance ♪ off, off, off with your head ♪ dance, dance, dance till you're dead ♪ off, off, off with your head ♪ under the moon light, you see a face that almost stops your heart ♪ ♪ you try to breathe ♪ ♪ because this is thriller ♪ thriller night ♪ ♪ and no one's going to save you from the beast about to strike ♪
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you know it's thriller, thriller night ♪ >> reporter: here's what you need to know, fright fest, 2012, going on now. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link. get your season passes now for next year. fright fest is free for you! come on out. if you dare. tony and allison. i'm getting some of this hairspray. >> let me say, i don't know how long you rehearsed of course that was great. >> really was. >> reporter: you guys are always my biggest fans. that does it for me from fright fest 2012. there's always next year. ♪ he gained a world wide following with more than 22 million views on you tube while singing into a camera in his bedroom. he is 17-year-old ryan beatty and just getting started to be one of the most successful artists in the industry. and he has stopped by our fox 5 studios this morning. we're so thrilled to say good morning to you and also to you
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as well, justin will be on the guitar for you. how does all this feel? >> i mean, it still hasn't hit me yet. i'm still, you know, i still think it's going to take a while for me to sink this all in, what's going on with my life. i think the best way to explain it is extremely grateful for everything that's been happening and grateful for everyone who supported me and listened to my music and got me to where i am today. >> what i read, is that entirely true, sitting there in your bedroom. >> yeah. >> singing a song, and all of a sudden, 30 something million views. that is amazing. >> thank you very much. so my sister had a youtube channel back in the day. she always wanted me to make my own channel. finally she convinced me to do it about the beginning of sophomore year. made my channel february and that same day i uploaded the cover of forget you by ceelo
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green. i posted another cover, and it doubled in views within a week. i was like, maybe something is going on with this. so i started to see a little fan base grow. kept posting videos and stuck with it. >> here it is. it doesn't hurt that like the reigning prince of pop has given you the endorsement, that's justin bieber, of course, even covering one of your songs. >> that was incredible. i was extremely grateful for that. the fact he took something a little bit out of his super busy day to do something like that and post it. i was super grateful for that. >> nominated for teen choice award. on the cover of teen magazines and all of that. what's next? what do you do now? >> i mean, basically, you know, i go with the flow, keep pushing forward and doing, you know, constantly every day and keeping up with my supporters. it's really all about them. without them i would not be doing any of this. i owe it all to them for that.
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so, i love you guys if you're watching. >> and you are. are you able to like be a regular teenager? >> yeah. i think that, i don't look at this kind of like, oh, you know, i can't go to the movies because i'm going to get stopped. if i get stopped, great. at least i have people who are, you know, i have to look at it that way, rather than be, oh, i have to take a picture. i'm grateful to do something like that for people who like my music. i do it as a casual thing. people see me in public and want to take a picture, i'm grateful and i want to talk to them, you know, and get to know them personally. and i try to be as genuine as possible to everybody. >> i hope you can always keep a little bit of that. if you've seen the movie never say never and all of this, you know it can get supercrazy. good luck to you. what are you going to do for us now? >> an acoustic version of my
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single. >> and the ep is coming out? >> the ep is out. released it on july 24th. it went number one. >> that's amazing. take it away. >> thank you. ♪ ♪ first time i saw, i was surprised, you were sun kissed, you really had me mesmerized ♪ ♪ now it's something the way you do, but you knock me off my feet ♪ ♪ i'm lost inside you and i don't think i can eat ♪ you already had me at hello ♪ ♪ i said, hey, it's really nice to meet you ♪ i said, i just want to have
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some fun ♪ ♪ chilling on the west side, hands up, ready for a good time ♪ ♪ it's nice to meet ya ♪ ♪ somebody pinch me now, because it's kind of feeling like a dream ♪ my feet in the sand ♪ the sun going down and the lights come on ♪ ♪ no matter where i go, you're always in my heart ♪ you already had me at hello ♪ ♪ now, i said, hey, it's really, really nice to meet you ♪ ♪ i just want to have some fun ♪ chilling on the west side, hands up, ready for a good time ♪
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curious kitten found herself stuck in the hood of a car. prince george's county firefighters came to the rescue. it took them 45 minutes to free the kitten. how cute! already has a good home lined up. the firefighters hope her new owners will name her colombo, since -- >> oh! >> since she was rescued on columbus day. cutie. >> kittens are so cute. >> adorable. >> speaking of adorable, we want to say good morning to tiffany and her dog timmy. timmy is our pet of the day. [ laughter ] look at that. timmy is four years old. looks like timmy is adjusting to the cooler weather it

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